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St. Patrick's in Rim Country

Back When

St. Patrick’s Feast Day is on March 17, marking the death of Ireland’s patron saint in A.D. 461.

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Be prepared for surprises when you travel to foreign countries – Part 3

Your Turn

A few months ago I mentioned that if you go abroad you should plan on a few small surprises — and maybe a few not-so-small ones. We talked about some of the screwy things that happened to me during my 12 years overseas, but we had to leave out most of them, so here are a couple more.

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Looking forward to end of primary season and robo calls

The Village

Are you as fed up as I am about the rash of robo calls from the politicians?

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Food bank needs help to fill shelves before fall

Rattlin' the Rim

Just two years ago, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officials huddled with Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild president Olga Sehnert and Community Educational and Cultural Association (CERCA) president Mel Palmer to review ADOT’s controversial decision to ban parking on both sides of Beeline during summer festivals.

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Memories of one of the Rim’s worst tragedies

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had a small but significant role in a tragedy, which played out on Sept. 5 and 6 back some 46 years ago. Other Rim Country creeks, Tonto, Horton and Dick Williams with Christopher swept away 15 souls on a trip to eternity that fateful and tragic weekend

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New water in Roosevelt contributes to healthy fishery

Rim Country Fishing Report

Congratulations to two of our local professional Bassmaster Elite anglers. Both Clifford Pirch and Brett Hite finished in the top 12 on the Potomac River event recently.

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Meteor shower watch party draws crowd

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek celebrated the Perseid meteor shower with a watch party. It was an impromptu gathering following a single invitation on social media.

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Monsoon storms have started teasing us again

The Village

Mother Nature is sure faking all of us out! One minute the clouds turn dark, and you expect that it will be pouring rain any minute. But it doesn’t! Where does it go?

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Celebrating Lincoln’s birthday

Back When

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1924 the young Payson schoolteacher, Julia Randall secretly brought her portrait of Abraham Lincoln to her classroom and placed it on an easel in front of the class.

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You really can’t go home again

Your Turn

When my family moved from New York City to New London, Conn., I found myself in a town that suited me perfectly, small enough to know well, but large enough to be worth knowing.

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Gear up for fun run, Fire on the Rim and more

Rattlin' the Rim

It’s not too early to begin planning for the Justice McNeeley Foundation Poker Run, which has morphed since its 2004 inception into one of the most celebratory gatherings held in the two mountain hamlets of Pine and Strawberry.

A little lull in activities at the end of summer

The Village

The Village is quiet. The kids have returned to school, the streets are less noisy from all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, etc. Vacation time is over.

Coach Graham should beware the Tontozona curse

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had a date with the Sun Devils last Saturday, but we got stood up and it’s not like it’s the first time either.

Rim Country holidays

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Editor’s note: With this column, historian Stan Brown starts a new series. Every culture and country has its designated holidays or festivals to commemorate seasons or significant persons. Holidays also provide breaks in the humdrum routine of our everyday lives.

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Green Valley Park Fishing: What will you catch? When will you catch it?

Life on the Fly

To figure out how to fly fish Green Valley lakes, I have been collecting my personal catch information ever since November of 2014 so I could figure my odds of catching each of the three or four species in the lake during certain months.

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